ZK-NND. Airbus A321-271NX. c/n 8629.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Air New Zealand and was constructed at the Airbus Industrie Hamburg plant

It was observed at Finkenwerder in primer and Air New Zealand tail without engines installed - November 26, 2018

It was observed at Finkenwerder in primer and Air New Zealand tail with engines installed - December 05, 2018

It was observed at Finkenwerder in the Air New Zealand livery - December 27, 2018

Taxy checks and rejected take-off performed - January 28, 2019

First flown with the test registration 'D-AVYL' as AIB629A - January 29, 2019

This test flight lasted 2 hours 39 minutes and covered 1,078 miles

Second test flight (T2) flown as AIB629B - February 05, 2019

This test flight lasted 1 hour 37 minutes

Third test flight (C1) flown as AIB629C - February 11, 2019

This test flight lasted 27 minutes

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-NND - February 13, 2019

Registered to Air New Zealand Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

Accepted by Air New Zealand at Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - February 15, 2019

Departed Hamburg (10:02 CET) on the delivery flight to New Zealand as NZ6093 - February 15, 2019

The aircraft returned to Hamburg Finkenwerder (17:23 CET) due to operational problems

Departed Hamburg (09:14 CET) on the delivery flight to New Zealand as NZ6095 - February 18, 2019

It arrived at Auckland (22:09 NZDT) on completion of the delivery flight - February 21, 2019

Delivery route: Hamburg - Muscat - Kuala Lumpur - Cairns - Auckland

Elapsed flight time: 24 hours 16 minutes

Operated its first revenue service Auckland - Brisbane as NZ739 - March 06, 2019

Current with Air New Zealand

 

 

D-AVYL. Air New Zealand - in the 'Silver Fern' livery at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, February 2019.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0325-248.)

ZK-NND. Air New Zealand - in the 'Silver Fern' livery at Christchurch Airport, September 02, 2019.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0325-222.)